Jason Gorber

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Publications:
Film Scouts , Filmfest , Moviefone , Twitch
Total Reviews:
472
Total QuickRatings:
1

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
A —— Zombeavers " If I'm to be the only one, I'll jump up and proudly say I'm on team Zombeaver. It's some of the most fun I've had in a theatre all year, and it provides a terrific time if you'll give it and its hairy creatures a chance to get under your skin." — Twitch
Posted Jul 21, 2014
B+ 91% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " Bold and brash. It's an action movie with plenty of ideas... There's a Shakespearean motif this time 'round, with plenty of court betrayal and the like (I admit to thinking "Et tu, you filthy brute?" as a particularly appalling pun midway through)." — Twitch
Posted Jul 10, 2014
C- 29% Deliver Us from Evil (2014) " Deliver Us From Evil simply doesn't deliver." — Twitch
Posted Jul 2, 2014
B+ 17% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) " Wahlberg helps put the bro in Hasbro.. In the end, I simply raised my arms at the sheer mad spectacle of it all, and shouted "Woo!"" — Twitch
Posted Jun 26, 2014
D 54% Jersey Boys (2014) " Faggedaboutit, just throw on some of Four Seasons' many songs (including several excellent numbers that couldn't be pigeonholed awkwardly into this narrative) as a far better way of getting to what made these guys so memorable in the first place." — Twitch
Posted Jun 20, 2014
A- 92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) " There's a genuine sense of wonder captured, an almost glorious feeling of flight and freedom, reveling in the sheer cinematic pleasure of being taken along for the ride. " — Twitch
Posted Jun 12, 2014
B+ 85% 22 Jump Street (2014) " No, the film's not as funny, or fresh as the previous version, but it's charmingly aware of said fact. It's a film that says "fuck it" and does it anyway, throwing caution to the wind and yelling "something cool!" along the way." — Twitch
Posted Jun 12, 2014
A- 83% The Double (2014) " This is a smart and sophisticated film to be sure, and its craft has much to applaud, but it's the way that the film is never burdened with an overabundance of dreariness or ennui that helps make it the success that it is." — Moviefone
Posted Jun 12, 2014
A- 90% Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " For all those that complain they don't make them like they used to, I recommend you get to the biggest screen you can find, buy copious amounts of popcorn, and enjoy this slice of summer movie-going fun." — Moviefone
Posted Jun 6, 2014
B+ —— The Salt of the Earth " As a celebration of the photographic art of one remarkable contributor, The Salt of the Earth is unparallelled." — Twitch
Posted May 27, 2014
D 15% The Captive " This is a bit of a lull for this director, and while he continues to explore notions surrounding the loss of a child (a theme consistent with several of his works), it's hard to see that "The Captive" does much to add to his cachet." — Moviefone
Posted May 26, 2014
A+ —— Red Army " Quite simply, Red Army is fabulous, one of the most fun and fascinating films of the year." — Twitch
Posted May 25, 2014
B 65% The Rover (2014) " It's the steadiness of The Rover that is its most defining feature, a sense that you're perambulating towards an inevitable showdown and just along for the ride." — Twitch
Posted May 25, 2014
B+ 88% Foxcatcher (2014) " Some may not have the patience to stick with the film while it almost floats along, but for those willing to enjoy the remarkable performances and restrained direction, there is plenty to reward a committed audience." — Twitch
Posted May 25, 2014
A 83% Relatos salvajes (Wild Tales) " An exciting and energizing achievement in film-making, a truly funny work that's equally deep and philosophical, all while not taking itself too seriously." — Twitch
Posted May 23, 2014
A+ 100% Mommy " Mommy is simply terrific, already one of the best films of the year. It's a film of rare poignancy and insight told with a delightfully nasal Québequois timbre. " — Twitch
Posted May 22, 2014
A+ 67% The Salvation " If The Salvation is not a perfect film, it's pretty damn close to being one." — Twitch
Posted May 20, 2014
C 56% Maps to the Stars " Cronenberg is now in a phase that simply no longer speaks to me, a cold and dreary cinema that's as dull as it is forgettable." — Twitch
Posted May 18, 2014
A- 100% It Follows " It's a work that manages to be both old school and very fresh, a wonderfully restrained film that still packs quite a punch." — Twitch
Posted May 18, 2014
A —— Timbuktu " It is a tragedy, yes, but a very human one, with an overall caustic, almost nihilistic absurdity running throughout." — Twitch
Posted May 17, 2014
C+ 100% Mr. Turner (2014) " Mr. Turner isn't quite an aesthetic failure, yet neither is it an unabashed success the way many of Leigh's recent works have proven to be." — Twitch
Posted May 15, 2014
F 10% Grace Of Monaco " The film is, in some ways, worse than I make it sound." — Twitch
Posted May 14, 2014
A- 73% Neighbors (2014) " One of the funniest films of the year," — Moviefone
Posted May 9, 2014
A- 89% Locke (2014) " Locke is a terrific little film; despite its closed-in setting, it never feels overtheatrical or contrived...the perfect blend of setting and performance." — Moviefone
Posted May 2, 2014
B- 26% Brick Mansions (2014) " No one is going to confuse Brick Mansions with art, nor even an action film that lives up to the standards of its contemporaries or the original on which it's based. It is, however, kind of fun, and in this case, maybe that's enough." — Twitch
Posted Apr 23, 2014
D 19% Transcendence (2014) " This is little more than a Lawnmower Man redux, mowing its way through maudlin metaphysics and moral manure." — Twitch
Posted Apr 17, 2014
B+ 91% The Final Member (2014) " There's a confidence and swagger to the film that speaks of far more experience with this type of story telling." — Twitch
Posted Apr 17, 2014
A 79% The Raid 2 (2014) " One of the more sophisticated, complex and brutal action films ever made." — Moviefone
Posted Mar 20, 2014
B+ 79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) " There's plenty to love about this film, and it's told with respect for the traditions while forging ahead." — Twitch
Posted Mar 20, 2014
A- 60% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) " With echoes to his earlier works, an extremely dark sense of humour, and a surprisingly endearing look at his tortured characters, this is most definitely a film worth seeing for those willing to brave the subject matter." — Moviefone
Posted Mar 20, 2014
A- 75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " With echoes to his earlier works, an extremely dark sense of humour, and a surprisingly endearing look at his tortured characters, this is most definitely a film worth seeing for those willing to brave the subject matter." — Moviefone
Posted Mar 20, 2014
C 23% Need For Speed (2014) " So, is there a need for Need For Speed? Well, no, not really. " — Twitch
Posted Mar 14, 2014
C+ 41% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " This isn't a film for purists, nor is it a film for those who delve into Herodotus in their spare time. This is a comic book movie using Greek wars as a backdrop to tell archetypical tales." — Twitch
Posted Mar 6, 2014
B- 49% RoboCop (2014) " it might be faint praise, but RoboCop isn't robo-crap." — Twitch
Posted Feb 11, 2014
A+ 96% The LEGO Movie (2014) " Skeptics, leave your grumblings at home. The LEGO Movie is a blast, a plaything for any age, an exquisite assembly that's literally more than the sum of its parts. For as per the song that runs throughout: 'Everything is awesome, everything is cool.'" — Twitch
Posted Feb 5, 2014
B —— The Green Prince (2014) " Suffice it to say, there has rarely been a work, documentary or no, that so thoroughly details both the inner machinations of the Hamas operations, or the interrogation and handling efforts of the hyper secretive Shin Bet." — Twitch
Posted Feb 3, 2014
B 90% A Most Wanted Man (2014) " It is on Philip Seymour Hoffman's shoulders that much of the film sits, and his disheveled, cigarette-fueled German spy character provides another of his inimitable sad-sack characters that he brings to the screen better than pretty much anyone." — Twitch
Posted Feb 3, 2014
A 79% Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger (2014) " If the best crime documentary is meant to be more provocative than polemical, if it is to be a film that articulates rather than advocates, than Berlinger's Whitey just may be one of the best." — Twitch
Posted Feb 2, 2014
A- 56% Camp X-Ray " As a work of moral ambivalence, it's extremely interesting. As a jingoistic apology for imprisonment, it's flawed. I choose to believe based on the pedigree of those involved that my former reading is...the more accurate analysis of the film" — Twitch
Posted Jan 31, 2014
A- 83% Imperial Dreams " Imperial Dreams details the morally ambivalence of the situation in inner-city LA with beauty and grace, providing some of the most effective and memorable performances of the year. " — Twitch
Posted Jan 31, 2014
B 88% Frank (2014) " In the end, the film feels like a bit of a mashup, a mix of genres and tunes and tones that don't quite mesh, but nonetheless as experimentation is far from uninteresting. " — Twitch
Posted Jan 31, 2014
A+ 100% The Overnighters (2014) " The Overnighters is a shattering experience; a masterwork of unbridled honesty as it delves into the messy ambivalence of regular lives. Provocative, unsettling, energizing and immensely sorrowful. An exceptional, haunting film, and one not to be missed." — Twitch
Posted Jan 27, 2014
A- 100% Killers " . But for those willing to give it a shot, Killers just may be one of the most interesting, disturbing, and provocative takes on the world of the serial killer ever made." — Twitch
Posted Jan 25, 2014
A 97% Life Itself (2014) " I think it's fair to conjecture - Roger would have liked the film very much... It's pretty clear that he would have smiled, done that "happy dance" he would use to express his joy, and raise once more his thumb to the sky." — Twitch
Posted Jan 22, 2014
C 56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) " time will tell whether this is in fact the reboot Paramount is hoping for. Me, I was simply hoping for something that would be entertaining and not treat me like an idiot. " — Twitch
Posted Jan 18, 2014
A- 75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) " Anchorman 2 may not be the best film in the history of forever, but it presents itself like it is...This is a film unafraid to stick a nipple into the maw of a writhing shark...It is a legend that has continued." — Twitch
Posted Dec 17, 2013
A 74% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " As an audience, we are literally traveling there and back again, and with The Desolation of Smaug, I'd suggest you're in for a hell of a ride." — Twitch
Posted Dec 7, 2013
A+ 89% Frozen (2013) " Frozen is the best animated film of the year, a wonderful celebration of music and story....It is a work to be embraced without cynicism, one that can simply be taken on its own merits as a charming, funny, musical experience." — Twitch
Posted Nov 26, 2013
D+ 42% Oldboy (2013) " Alas, things go wrong pretty spectacularly on many fronts....Lee's folly is that all of his visual and choreographic contributions seem to be lesser than the original." — Twitch
Posted Nov 26, 2013
C- 46% The Book Thief (2013) " Thus, the film leaves us with a film that, while not risible, does not raise to the level of a veritable constellation of other works that have plumbed similar stories." — Twitch
Posted Nov 8, 2013
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